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Northrop Grumman Recognizes Suppliers,

Employees for Continued Support of Its

Socio-Economic Business Programs

Dr. Paul Cheng-Hsin Liu of Cal State LA, College of Engineering Computer

Science and Technology is presented an award at Northrop Grumman’s

Socio-Economic Business Programs (SEBP) annual recognition event.

year, Northrop Grumman

awarded $9.78 billion in

subcontracts, with small

businesses receiving more

than $4.6 billion (47.2

percent) of these awards.

The suppliers recognized

with World Class

Supplier Awards

consistently demonstrated

responsiveness and

flexibility to help meet

Northrop Grumman

needs along with high

quality of work, on-time

delivery, outstanding cost

management and reliable

Photo courtesy Northrop Grumman - News Releases (l-r): Susan Cote, Northrop Grumman’s vice president, contracts,

pricing and supply chain, Dr. Paul Cheng-Hsin Liu, Gloria Pualani, corporate director socio-economic business

programs/government relations and Tizoc Loza, manager, Mentor Protege Small Business Innovative Research/

Historically Black College & Universities/ Minority Institutions.


By: Northrop Grumman (Globe Newswire)

Northrop Grumman Corporation

presented awards to 24

employees and 42 suppliers

at its annual recognition event

on Dec. 4, 2009 in Redondo

Beach, Calif. The employees and

suppliers were recognized for

their outstanding performance and

support of the company’s Socio-

Economic Business Programs


“The employees and suppliers

that were selected to receive

World Class Team awards have

greatly contributed to the success

of Northrop Grumman’s Socio-

Economic Business Programs.

The hard work and dedication that

they displayed is truly impressive,”

said Susan Cote, vice president

of contracts, pricing and supply

chain. SEBP programs play a

key role in connecting small

businesses’ capabilities with

Northrop Grumman government

programs in the supply chain

and technical organizations. This

can lead to significant business

opportunities. In the 2009 fiscal



ADEPT Technologies, Advanced

Metals Machining LLC, Alabama

Aerospace, Anacomp Inc., APR

Consulting, Inc., Astro Seal,

California State University, Los

Angeles, Celltron, Century Precision

Engineering, CHI Systems, Inc.,

Coast Aerospace Manufacturing,

Inc., CPI Aero, Dedicated

Computing LLC, Fairview Machine

Company, Inc., G-1 Mechanical, Inc.,

Gasket Specialties, Inc., Hi-Tech

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whose 120,000 employees provide State L.A.’s trademark black and

innovative systems, products,

gold, the aerodynamic Super Eagle

and solutions in aerospace,

weighs about 90 pounds.

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Achieving 1,092 miles per gallon,

Cal State L.A.’s student-built

supermileage vehicle, Super

Eagle, placed third at the recent

Society of Automotive Engineers

(SAE) Supermileage® competition

in Marshall, Michigan.

The Super Eagle one of only

two California vehicles to make

the finals — outperformed 42



Electronic Manufacturing, Inc.,

Hurlen Corporation, Hydroform

USA, Integral Systems, Inc., Jo-Kell,

Inc., M & S Marine And Industrial

Services, Inc., M7 Aerospace LP,

MELHCORP, Mil Tech Electronics,

MILVETS Systems Technology, Inc.,

Mountain Aircraft Services, Inc.,

college entries in the overall

competition, including UCLA,

Pennsylvania State University and

other institutions from throughout

the U.S., Canada, India and

Bahrain. For a complete listing

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electronics, information systems,

shipbuilding and technical services

to government and commercial

customers worldwide.

According to CSULA faculty

advisor Virgil Seaman, professor

of technology, “Our Super Eagle

to place in the top three and to

increase the number of points

earned for the design report and

team presentation (an impressive

total of 295).”

In 2004, the original Super Eagle

outlasted 39 other entries from

the U.S. and Canada in the SAE

international Supermileage®

competition, achieving a record

1,615 mpg. Last year, Cal

State L.A.’s newly-designed

supermileage vehicle was named

Best Looking Vehicle.

The Supermileage® competition

provides engineering and

technology students with a

challenging design project that

involves the development and

construction of a single-person,

fuel-efficient vehicle. Vehicles are

powered by a small four-cycle

engine donated by Briggs and

Stratton (a 30-year partner of the

competition). The vehicles run

a specified course. The vehicle

that combines high gas mileage

with design segment points wins

the event. Students have the

opportunity to set a world fuel-

economy record and increase

public awareness of fuel economy.

For questions, contact: Professor Seaman

(323) 343-4550

Questions: Gus Gulmert - Northrop Grumman

team achieved both of its goals:

Corp. (703) 875-8450

The anti-clunker from Cal State

L.A. fuel-efficient, good-looking

Super Eagle is #1 in California

With almost 1,110 mpg, supermileage vehicle places

thirdin SAE’s international competition

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New Center for Energy and

Sustainability at Cal State L.A.


Cal State L.A. was recently awarded a five-year $5 million Cen-

ters for Research Experience in Science and Technology grant

from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish a multi-

disciplinary science and technology research center focusing on

energy and sustainability.

The Center for Energy and Sustainability (CEaS), the second

NSF-funded research center on campus, involves a team of five

faculty: Crist Khachikian of Civil Engineering; Frank Gomez and

Feimeng Zhou of Chemistry and Biochemistry; and Darrell Guil-

laume and Trinh Pham of Mechanical Engineering.

According to Khachikian, the grant’s principal investigator, the

center will encompass four areas:

1. Fuel cells

2. Photovoltaic cells (high-efficiency cells)

3. Combustion (burning fuel sources and looking at efficiency)

4. Carbon Sequestration capturing carbon from the atmo-

sphere and pumping it into the ocean or the land.

For more details on the grant project, go to or email Professor Khachikian at

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